Street at Edwards AFB renamed to honor Scott Crossfield

From now on, anyone heading to the golf course at Edwards Air Force Base in California will take Crossfield Drive to the clubhouse, as the former Crest Drive was renamed for the legendary aviator and test pilot, Scott Crossfield, at a special ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 17, according to a report at EAA.org. Crossfield became the first man to exceed Mach 2 — in the D-558-II Skyrocket — on Nov. 20, 1953. He also was unofficially the first to fly past Mach 3. Read the full story here.

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  1. Dennis Reiley says:

    This again poses the ageless question for pilots. Do you want to die in bed or die doing what you love like Scott Crossfield? Eighty-four is a pretty full life, especially for a test pilot.

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